Last month I had a birthday.
And not being much into glam — big fib — I had a gift short list with an IKEA utility cart on it.
True Confessions ~
I like to do it myself.
So short of buying me Lego, an erector set — Hello, Meccano! — or Gearopolis, I like a good IKEA find.
I also like a good read, but that’s not this post.
I’d been eyeballing this cart for over a year. I couldn’t halp myself. It was all retro-y metal and head-banging turquoise. And, and, and… it came in a box with tools. Minimal tools.
Maybe one tool.
Who can resist that?
Not me! Not me!
Time to spread out. There’s a sturdy, round coffee table — a converted dining room table actually — in the living room. Perfect for a little cart project.
Save the knees! Save the knees!
This is my favorite page.
I especially love phone dude.
Hello, Grandpa? Help me, IKEA! Help, me!
I count all the bits. All. The. Bits.
Just pour a glass of wine…
And you won’t even notice the fuzzy quality to this click.
The little orange screwdriver in the bottom right corner was the only screwdriver I needed. Everything else was in the birthday box.
This is G-Man’s favorite part. He gets to kick back with a beer and watch me go.
I like all things turquoise… and linear.
Those screws were teeny-tiny.
Black & White + Red Filter = Undead Screwdrivers.
I’m just checking to see if you’re still here.
I guess you are.
Almost ready for wheels.
Turquoise isn’t the only shade of blue I love.
I’m a total color nutter.
Wheels x 4.
I took the saturation down low. How low can you go?
It’s all about the wheel.
I needed the only tool in the box for that right there.
I call this the Blue Lagoon shot.
Here be Hump Day. Let’s all do wheelies right over it.
Note: It takes about 30 mins — give or take a min — to put this cart together, unless you’re taking clicks. Then… it’s longer. Way longer.
Note 2: IKEA has no idea I’m over here jawin’ about their retro-y metal and head-banging turquoise utility cart. I talk about the things I love.